An Interview With Architects of Air

UK: Although it makes up a relatively small portion of the company’s remit, Architects of Air’s presence at festivals provides punters with a reprieve from 360 degrees of bodies and noise. Their ‘luminaria’ are...

Sziget Festival

Situated on Budapest’s ‘Island of Freedom’, the seven-day Sziget Festival comprises an expansive and populist music line-up, plus plenty of ancillary entertainment in the form of film, eSports, chess, dance, theatre, sports, chill out...


In Conversation with Flora and Josh from Samphire Festival

There isn’t a great deal of orthodoxy in the story of how Samphire Festival came to be. Founded last year by Flora Blathwayt and Josh Beauchamp – both romantic partners and total newcomers to...

An Interview With Shailendra Singh, Inceptor of Sunburn Festival

With a background in advertising, intellectual property, feature films, music promotion, event and talent management, sports marketing, wedding management and literature, it’s safe to say that Shailendra Singh has his fingers (pictured) in an...

The European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015

NETHERLANDS: Groningen's De Oosterpoort hosted two prestigious, simultaneous industry events from January 13 - 17: The European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Noorderslag. The former celebrated the achievements of many of the European festival circuit’s...

Field Day

Field Day took over East London's Victoria Park on June 3 for a truncated single-day showcase that featured sets from the likes of Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Death...

An Interview with Liverpool Sound City

The multi-award winning Liverpool Sound City will host its 10th anniversary celebrations at the titular city's Clarence Dock this May, extending its already plentiful offerings with a couple of high-profile satellite shows courtesy of...

In Conversation with Michal Kaščák of Pohoda Festival

Pohoda Festival celebrated in 20th anniversary this year, with Drowned In Sound referring to the event as a 'Utopia' – citing its jarringly friendly atmosphere, 'mind boggling' food & drink, and a total absence...

Roskilde Festival

Proudly emblazoned on posters around the expansive Roskilde Festival site were the words 'non-profit since 1972'. In my comprehensive conversation with the festival's Head of Corporate Communications, Christina Bilde – in which we discussed...

UK Festival Awards 2015 – Who’s in the Room?

With a mere six days to go until the 12th annual UK Festival Awards & Conference, tickets are almost sold out for what promises to be a superlative event celebrating the beloved UK festival...